Things To Do in Green Bay

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Home to a vibrant shopping and dining scene, Green Bay also has an abundance of historical attractions. Green Bay is Wisconsin’s oldest settlement with a fur-trading and industrial history dating back to the 1600s. Looking for things to do in Green Bay this weekend that provide a glimpse at the city’s roots? From hiking to museums to parks, there are many things to do in Green Bay with kids, friends, or solo! 

National Railroad Museum

Located in nearby Appleton, the National Railroad Museum has been dedicated to preserving and teaching the history of railroad travel since 1956 with a collection of over 70 engines and carriages. Filled with photographs and memorabilia, the museum also has an extensive educational program and educational films. Visitors can climb into train coaches for a more immersive and hands-on experience.

Bringing the kids along? No worries, they’ll see their favorite train, Thomas the Tank Engine, chugging its way around the museum!

 Train Engine and Car in a Museum

Heritage Packers Trail

If you’re a Packers fan looking for free things to do in Green Bay this weekend, the Heritage Packers Trail is a free walking, biking, or driving tour through Green Bay. Featuring 25 commemorative plaques, the trail showcases Green Bay’s pride of being the only city to publicly own an NFL franchise. If you love the outdoors, check out our guide for more things to do in the Chilton, WI area! 

Neville Public Museum

If you’re looking for a location the kids will love, the Neville Public Museum exhibits span art, science, and local history. “On the Edge of the Inland Sea” is the museum’s signature permanent exhibit and educates visitors on the Great Lakes region. With rotating exhibits walking guests through the Ice Age to now, the Neville Public Museum is a great way to kill time and learn something new! 

Green Bay Botanical Garden

Interested in the indigenous flora of Wisconsin? With more than 40 acres divided into different zones, such as seasonal gardens and dense woodland, the Green Bay Botanical Garden is open year-round. The special events vary depending on the season, such as Concert in the Garden during the summer months and the Garden of Lights over the winter. 

Oneida Nation Museum

Located in De Pere, WI, the Oneida Nation Museum teaches visitors about the first inhabitants of Green Bay. With exhibits both indoors and outdoors, the museum’s artifacts include tools and paintings, as well as a replica of a traditional Oneida longhouse. There’s also a gift shop available to purchase local handicrafts for family and friends back home.

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